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Ledia Dushku, PhD
Institute of History, Academy of Science

Tirana, Republic of Albania

 

FROM OTTOMANS TO ALBANIANS: THE FIRST BALKAN WAR AND THE PROCLAMATION OF ALBANIAN INDEPENDENCE (OCTOBER–NOVEMBER 1912)

God. XLII, 1/2024, str. 1-18
https://doi.org/10.29362/ist20veka.2024.1.dus.1-18

 

APSTRAKT/REZIME:

This paper deals with the activity and interaction of the three subnational spaces (the Balkan, Ottoman and Adriatic space) and how the Albanian reaction and proclamation of Independence was shaped under their influence in the context of the First Balkan War. Alternatively, Albania’s secession from the Ottoman Empire was closely related to state-building. In addition, the paper provides an analysis of the mechanisms employed by the Albanian political elite in the National Congress of Vlora to give the self-governing institutions a national and supra-religious character. In this article, a variety of sources are used, offering an interdisciplinary approach, a diverse and balanced approach. The literature used, both Al-banian and foreign, has been completed and specified by archival documentation.

 

KLJUČNE REČI: First Balkan War, Albania, independence, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, Ottoman Empire, Adriatic Powers, self-governing institutions, supra-religious character

 

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